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Scottish Terrier

Breed Standards for the Scottish Terrier

General Appearance:

The Scottish Terrier is a short-legged, compact, relatively heavy boned dog, giving the impression of great power in a small package

Head:

Long skull, of medium width; Small, almond-shaped eyes; Small, prick ears, pointed

Tail:

Uncut tail, about 7” long, carried with a slight curve but not over the back

Color:

Black, wheaten, or brindle of any color

Size:

Weight: male: 19-22 lb; female: 18-21 lb

Height: about 10”

Coat:

A combination of dense undercoat and extremely hardy and wiry outer coat, about 2 inches in length.

Temperament:

A tough, determined character, ready for action. It is fearless and feisty and may be aggressive toward other dogs and animals.